MS14-003: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2913602)

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The Windows kernel on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote host contains a flaw in the way the Windows kernel handles thread-owned window handle objects. Successful exploitation could allow a local attacker to take complete control of an affected system.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71943

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-003.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/14/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/14/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0262

BID: 64725

MSFT: MS14-003

MSKB: 2913602